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->'''Jayne:''' Captain, can you stop her from bein' cheerful, please?\\
'''Mal:''' I don't believe there is a power in the 'verse that can stop Kaylee from being cheerful. Sometimes you just wanna duct tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month.\\
'''Kaylee:''' I love my captain.

The Cutie is a character who is known for being sweet and lovable, more comic relief than anything, who likes nothing more than to pet little puppies. They make you adore them, root for them and love them.

They are known for being [[WideEyedIdealist very idealistic]], cute and innocent. Some of them even may act in a childlike manner to emphasize their innocence with an upbeat and positive attitude. They also tend to be genuinely nice, [[TheFourLoves loving]], caring, and kind to whoever is with them. They tend to take the most peaceful solution to a conflict and hardly ever (if ever) harm others in any way. They're [[FemalesAreMoreInnocent most often female]], though younger boys can also be this.

Their innocence and purity draws the sympathy of the audience for them. For this reason they tend to become TheWoobie when [[BreakTheCutie bad things happen to them]].

Related to BreakTheCutie, KillTheCutie, TheFakeCutie, CorruptTheCutie, {{Moe}}, ThePollyanna, and AllLovingHero.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
%%* Nene Romanova, the perky hacker from ''Bubblegum Crisis'', fills this role in both the original 1987 OVA and the 2040 remake. Linna Yamazaki also has shades of this in the 2040 version.
%%* Marie from ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater.''
* ''Anime/CodeGeass''
** Nunnally Lamperouge, Lelouch's cute and endearing little sister.
** Shirley Fennette, the GirlNextDoor and Lelouch's classmate.
** Princess Euphemia is another one of Lelouch's sisters and a Pink PrincessClassic.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh's'' Chiyo Mihama seems to exist for the sole purpose of having everyone fawn over her. Not that we can blame them, since calling Chiyo "cute" amounts to calling the ocean big.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' Momo Hinamori is sweet, innocent, trusting [[FatalFlaw (to a fault).]] You can't help but feel for her when things go horribly wrong for her.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'':
** Madoka Kaname is so adorable that Sayaka jokingly(?) declared that she couldn't let her become popular with boys.
** [[spoiler:Homura was originally an {{Adorkable}} version of this in the original timeline; glasses, pigtails, kind yet unsure of herself, etc. The contrast with [[DarkMagicalGirl the version of her seen in the timeline depicted in the series]] is so stark the original timeline version is referred to as [[FanNickname "Moemura"]] to distinguish them.]]
* [[RobotGirl Chi]] from ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' is one of the cutest animé characters ever made. Not only is she [[BeautyEqualsGoodness absolutely gorgeous]], she is unbelievably innocent and sweet. Add the fact that she has the mind of an innocent baby [[spoiler: (she's a persocom whose memories were erased and so she has to relearn everything)'']], and her saying "Chi?" at least eight times per episode and you have a serious overdose of cuteness in one lovable character.
* Tomoyo of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', despite her [[SchoolgirlLesbians notable fondness]] for Sakura, is near infallibly charming and innocent. Sakura herself leans more and more into this as the series goes on (especially if Syaoran is involved).
* In ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'', Hina's probably one of the cutest characters, [[CheerfulChild second only to her younger sister]]. She constantly approaches life with cheer, kindness, and optimism.
* ''[[ProjectAko Project A-ko]]'':C-ko Kotobuki is very cute and innocent, and she seems to be devoted and loyal to A-ko. She is also vulnerable and passive.
* Popura from ''Manga/{{Working}}'' can bring the main character to tears with her cuteness.
* ''Manga/MurasakiiroNoQualia'': Yukari is short and really [[BeautyEqualsGoodness pretty]], and has the sweet personality to go with it.
* Ai fills this role, in ''Manga/GhostTalkersDaydream''. In fact, she's very similar to [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Momo Hinamori]], to the point where she drew out [[ReluctantHero Misaki's]] [[BigBrotherInstinct 'big sister']] [[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/ghost-talker-s-daydream/v2/c5/3-3 instinct.]]
* Mako Mankanshoku from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' is [[CloudCuckooLander completely bananas]]. She is also utterly adorable.

* Betty Cooper from ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', a competitor for Archie's affections. Betty often takes time for caring about others especially nurturing Archie. In an episode, she had to excuse herself as she was tutoring elementary students at the local library. Veronica discovers this as spies on her thinking Archie was cheating on her.
* Molly Hayes and Klara Prast take turns being the Cutie among the ComicBook/{{Runaways}}, particularly when drawn by Takeshi Miyazawa or Humberto Ramos. The former is famous for her love of adorable little animal-themed hats and {{Malaproper}} tendencies, while the latter is almost always sweet and cheerful.
%%* Kitty Pryde and Jubilee from ''X-Men'' probably count.

* ''KnightAndRogueSeries'': Michael manages to be this while also being the muscle, because he's so chivalrous and innocent that he can't even tell a white lie. [[{{foil}} It helps that the other main character is a snarky con man.]]
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'':Leafpool is one of the cutest kitties in the forest in terms of overall sweetness next to Spottedleaf.

* ''Literature/{{Pollyanna}}'' is all but the TropeNamer of ThePollyanna, an archetype which is used to describe irrepressibly cheerful characters. She lives in a town of bitter and angry people and slowly makes them cheery.
* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' has Margo, Edith, and Agnes, the most innocent of Gru's adopted daughters.
%%* CharlieChaplin's most famous character- The Little Tramp. D'aw!
* Every now and then the women of the James Bond franchise fall into this. The best example is Ms. Caruso, the InnocentFanserviceGirl of Italian origin, caught in bed with Bond in the opening of ''Live And Let Die''.

[[folder: Radio]]
%%* BBC Radio One has many younger presenters that fall into this category: Current examples include [[PrettyBoy Phil]] [[{{Keet}} Taggart]], [[FieryRedhead Alice Levine]], and ''especially'' [[CanadaEh B.]][[EveryoneLovesBlondes Traits]].

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
%%* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': The Groosalugg
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Kaylee is by far the most cheerful character on ''Serenity'''s crew which is why she provides the page quote.
* Willow Rosenberg of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' due to the "shy bookworm" thing she had going on in the earlier seasons.
%%* Fred Burkle of ''Series/{{Angel}}.''
%%* Izzie from ''MyMadFatDiary''.
%%* Grace Van Pelt on ''TheMentalist''
%%* Raj and Bernadette from the ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''.
%%* ''Series/{{Scandal}}'': Quinn and Huck.
%%* Chelsie Hightower fell into this role on ''DancingWithTheStars.''
%%* Lily on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''
* Merlin and Guinevere in ''{{Series/Merlin}}''. Both are sweet, kind, [[WideEyedIdealist wide eyed idealists]], and socially awkward.
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Anna Fulford is a very sweet and very kind young English woman and Detective Murdoch's TemporaryLoveInterest. Even Julia, who should be jealous of her, says that Anna's lovely and seems to really mean it.
* ''Series/AlloAllo'' has quite an unlikely Cutie, because Lieutenant Gruber is a Wehrmacht officer in the occupied France. Yet he's sweet, well-mannered, polite, civil, enthusiastic, a great pianist and has a crush on René, which is unfortunately a case of IncompatibleOrientation. He keeps apologizing whenever he's forced to search people or carry out orders he's uncomfortable with. He likes his "little tank" and only he can make "Heil Hitler!" sound adorable.
* Cat Valentine from ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' and now ''Series/SamAndCat'' is cuteness in human form. Just ''try'' not to go "Awwww" one or twenty times an episode on seeing her. You can't, can you?
%%* Elly the [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Naiad]] from ''Series/{{Grimm}}''. She's also a CuteMute.
* ''Series/AgentsOfShield'': When Jemma Simmons squees over alien biology or [[ThroughHisStomach asks Fitz about the sandwich she made for him]], it's hard not to {{squee}} along with her.
* Leslie Knope of ParksAndRecreation expresses her love of cute things in a variety of ways, one episodes plot was based around her officiating the marriage of two penguins because "it was cute".
* Annie of {{Community}} dots her i's with hearts and loves stickers and other traditionally girly stuff. She, along with [[TeamMom Shirley]] [[CatchPhrase Awww]] in unison whenever something cute happens.

[[folder: Multiple Media]]
* ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' has its KindheartedSimpleton and ManChild Sparadrap and Couette, a mild {{Kawaiiko}} who was his DistaffCounterpart before gradual DivergentCharacterEvolution took place. The two are given child-like designs in the comic rendering of the franchise.

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Both]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite incarnations]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 of]] Bianca from the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series. A NiceGirl that's always running late and has an adorable victory dance.
* Nanako Dojima from ''{{Persona 4}}'', quite possibly the cutest little sister figure one could ask for.
* {{Bioware}} tends to include one of these as a love interest in each of their games.
%%** Aerie in ''BaldursGate II''
** Tali in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' is a petite engineering prodigy who becomes adorably flustered if romanced.
** Leliana in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is a cheerful bard and former Chantry sister who enjoys lightly ribbing her companions. She's cute enough that she can get away with teasing Sten after catching playing with a kitten.
** Merrill in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has big, trusting eyes and a kindhearted nature. She's also endearingly awkward.
* Flonne from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea|HourOfDarkness}}'' is so sweet and wholeheartedly lovable that she is a LoveFreak.
* ''VideoGame/DuelSaviorDestiny'': Nanashi is the cutest/cutesiest and most innocent character in the story. She frequently uses the third person and has her own verbal tic. She's very hands on and affectionate. She's also undead, so the main character wants nothing to do with her or her affections.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': Moira Brown, Megaton's shopkeeper and tinkerer in science . She sticks out for being perpetually cheery and upbeat in a blasted post-apocalyptic wasteland.
* The "Lazy" class of villagers from ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' act like prepubescent children, despite being at least young adults. They also dress cute at times, like the villager Bob who wears a cute pink shirt. They also cry a lot and talk about food, sleeping, and playing with you. D'aww...
* Rinoa from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. Reportedly, Tetsuya Nomura, the head character designer for [[Creator/SquareEnix Square]] at the time, specifically wanted her to give off a "cute" vibe, and built her character around this idea.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'': Vivi, the adorable little black mage was so loved by fans, he made a cameo in Kingdom Hearts 2. Throughout the game he acts like Zidane's kid brother and fidgets with his hat when nervous.
* Rikku, the adorable WrenchWench Al Bhed girl from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has some endearingly cute qualities to her. You just want to hug her on the Thunder Plains where she's absolutely terrified of lightning.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'':
** Vanille all but skips through the game. She's easily the motivator of TheTeam (along with Snow) and has various moments of BadassAdorable.
** Serah, a sweet girl and Snow's finance.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'':
** Sora from is a male variant. He's idealistic and innocent, a contrast to many other characters in the series.
** Kairi counts [[spoiler: being a Princess of Purest Heart and all]].
** Ventus from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' is another male variant, and acts similar to Sora
* Micaiah, the DecoyProtagonist of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' is extremely Moe and huggable.
* ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'' has the kids Beat and March (PuppyLove and {{Nice Hat}}s) but there's also a young teen example in [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold golden haired Polka]].

[[folder: Visual Novels ]]
%%* ''AceAttorney'' series.
%%** Maya is a milder version.
%%** Trucy
%%**Regina Berry from the much hated case 2-3.
%%** Add Vera to the list as well. She's nothing but Moe the entirety of case 4-4.
* Komari from ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' has HairOfGoldHeartOfGold and InnocentBlueEyes, [[SweetTooth adores sweets]], is often distracted from conversations by things like dandelions blowing in the breeze, [[WideEyedIdealist and just plain wants to make the world a better place for everyone]].

[[folder: Webcomics]]
* In SlightlyDamned, [[StarCrossedLovers Kieri and Buwaro]]. both are drawn to look absolutely adorable (except when the other threatened), and Kieri [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting turns into a bunny at random moments]].
* Due to the art style, most of the characters in ''CucumberQuest'' look cute, but the outstanding [[TheCutie Cutie]] in the bunch is [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/characters/ Princess Nautilus]].
* Molly from ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' is very much this.
* ''WebComic/SandraOnTheRocks'': The readership has quickly come to regard Lavali this way; particularly during scenes [[http://www.sandraontherocks.com/strips-sotr/raring_to_go like these]], where she appears [[{{moe}} vulnerable and frightened.]] Aided further by her being [[ShrinkingViolet shy and reserved]] and just plain cute [[http://www.sandraontherocks.com/strips-sotr/interesting_company when she's happy.]]

[[folder: Web Original]]
* AnnoyingOrange: Marshmallow loves puppies, kittens, unicorns, rainbows, and is [[LoveYouAndEverybody nice to everyone]], unless you [[BerserkButton insult any of the above]], in which case [[BewareTheNiceOnes watch out]].
* ''[[LukeMochrieAndTheInners Film Conscience]]'': Ringo represent the more cheerful, optimistic side of Luke.
* ''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries'' : Jane Bennet is universally loved and admired. She's adorable and nice to everybody, and genuine in her sweetness. Interesting how a woman in her mid twenties can pull this off.
* Nella from ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'', to contrast with the other oft-psychotic BrokenBird characters on the show.
* Clover of the WhateleyUniverse. One of the youngest kids at SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy, she's a naive wizardess-wannabe with the cutest puppy ever. And a witch hat she's sure will give her magic powers. She also happens to be a powerful RealityWarper and her puppy Buttons can turn into a monstrous dog the size of a pony.
* The ''SCPFoundation''
** Surprisingly it has this in [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-085 Cassy]], an animate drawing of a sweet and friendly young woman who everyone at the Foundation adores. Unfortunately she found out about her two-dimensional condition and has been in depression ever since.
** There's also [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-054 SCP-054]] a friendly entity made of water that likes to play with personnel. Unfortunately frequent experimentation on her (mostly by men) has caused her to resent men and be fearful of them.
** Despite their dangerous effects and general [[CreepyChild creepiness]], most of the "little girl" SCP items, such as [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-053 SCP-053]], [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-040 SCP-040]], and [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-134 SCP-134]] are genuinely sweet, innocent children who don't mean any (deliberate) harm. Even [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-239 SCP-239]], a [[PersonOfMassDestruction Keter-Class]], is a sweet girl despite her [[ApocalypseHow apocalyptic]] [[RealityWarper reality-bending]] powers.
* Madison from [[WebVideo/CartoonDriveThru Deadly Space Action]] is the crew's ditzy and happy mechanic, who remains optimistic in everything she does despite a complete lack of competence.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Any mare or stallion is likely really cute, in appearance if not in deed.
** Fluttershy is a ShrinkingViolet known for her kindness. There's a reason she provides the page image for this trope.
** Pinkie Pie, a GenkiGirl known for being very cheerful and positive. Her cutie mark is balloons and her GoalInLife is to make every happy.
** Apple Bloom's first appearance cemented her as a cute little sister.
** Sweetie Belle is this in every way. Voice squeaks? Adorable mane? Cute face? yup, definitely fits with her.
** In a show with adorable ponies as the main cast, the Mane Six in general have their moments of being total cuties.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': Beast Boy
%%* Harvey from ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' is a rare male example.
%%* Dee Dee from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Kuki Sanban/Numbuh Three is a spacy NiceGirl whose always carring around stuffed animals.
* Bubbles from ''WesternAnimation/PowerpuffGirls''. The theme song says she is "the joy and the laughter".
* Ty Lee from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' -- though as an agent of the Fire Nation, she's also a PerkyFemaleMinion.
* Aang's grandchildren in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' could all count as Cuties, but none more so then Ikki.
%%* Cornchip Girl and Miss Grotke from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.
%%* Mabel Pines, from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''.
* Orko, and to a slightly lesser extent, Cringer from ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983''.
* {{Gorillaz}} gives us an interesting example with 2D; whilst his wholly black eyes and UncannyValley appearance can make him look terrifying, he's actually a harmless KindHeartedSimpleton. Being TheWoobie helps.
* Miss Martian in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' [[spoiler: invokes this trope. Though genuinely kind, her mannerism and appearence was constructed from a short-lived cheesy sitcom called "Hello Megan", and her true form is a horrific monster. She almost betrayed her friends to keep the truth hidden, and in the second season develops a very dark tendency for MindRape.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': In the season 1 character commercials, Stan was labeled as "The cute one".
** Butters is a better example. He's a sweet, naive CheerfulChild and by far the most innocent character on the show.
%%* Niblet and Giblet from ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010''.